NFL Draft Spotlight: Eric Berry, FS, Tennessee

by Cory J. Bonini on April 21, 2010 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


A junior, Eric Berry enters the 2010 NFL Draft as the top-rated free safety on most boards. He proved to be able to do a little bit of everything at Tennessee, ranging from two seasons with 80-plus tackles to three career interception returns for touchdowns.

Strengths

  • Quality size at 6-foot, 211 pounds
  • Ball-hawking skills
  • Dangerous with ball in his hands
  • Productive
  • Very athletic and instinctual
  • Moves fluidly in coverage
  • Aggressive against the run
  • Sure tackler
  • Intelligent
  • Strong work ethic and of high character
  • Fantastic range in coverage

Weaknesses

  • Occasionally takes a poor angle
  • OK upper-body strength
  • Surgically repaired shoulder

Expected draft placement

Berry is an elite prospect with upside - rare combination. Expect him to be a top-five draft selection. He won't escape the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 3 if Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy are the first two picks. Expecting Sam Bradford goes No. 1 overall, expect Berry to be selected by any one of the following: Washington Redskins (No. 4), Kansas City Chiefs (No. 5), Seattle Seahawks (No. 6) or Cleveland Browns (No. 7).

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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